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The Age of American Unreason

The Age of American Unreason By Susan Jacoby, 2009 Jacoby writes about anti-intellectualism in America. She was inspired by the book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter, which was published in 1963. Jacoby points out that more than half … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Criticism

Anatomy of Criticism Northrop Frye, 1957 It is impossible to learn literature because literature needs to be dis-furnished from the study of it—or criticism.  Literary Criticism has many neighbors, including: Psychology and Sociology. Frye covers the Fictional Modes first.  Myth, … Continue reading

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Madeline L’Engle

Madeline L’Engle Madeline L’Engle is one of my favorite children’s authors. I first read A Wrinkle in Time in 6th grade maybe. It was published in 1962 and my mother remembered reading it. In any case, I got a copy … Continue reading

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After Ecstasy, The Laundry

After Ecstasy, The Laundry After Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path was written by Jack Kornfield and it came out in 2000.  Drawing on the experiences and insights of leaders and practitioners within the … Continue reading

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Ego and Archetype

Ego and Archetype  Ego and Archetype: Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche by Edward F Edinger came out in 1972.  I read it in 2000.  It proved very insightful and was very influential on me. Man’s consciousness was … Continue reading

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Casilda of the Rising Moon

Casilda Once upon a time, around 1990, I read a book called Casilda of the Rising Moon by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino.  I found the book at my local library. It was published in 1967.  The cover intrigued me and … Continue reading

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Reservation Blues

  Reservation Blues Cari Gilkison, English 575: Post-Colonial Literature, Winter 1997 Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie shows that there is no hope for Native Americans to redress the effects of colonization.  Alexie feels that there is no hope of ever … Continue reading

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Common Sense

March 24, 2008 This week I’ve read Susan Jacoby’s Freethinkers and now her latest books, The American Age of Unreason. I’ve also read Thomas Paine’s book The Age of Reason, to which Jacoby’s title refers. Everyone should read Thomas Paine.  … Continue reading

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Atonement

December 10, 2007 Atonement  Atonement is the name of the novel by Ian McGowan.  I picked the novel up after seeing the preview for the movie on TV.  The commercial reminded me of Damon’s House, so I looked up the … Continue reading

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Jesus

August 12, 2007 Jesus  Although of a more universal nature, the quest for truth continued in my reading.  The Mystery of Jesus and Beyond Belief have given me much to think about and contemplate. Was Jesus a real person?  What … Continue reading

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